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Malden MAP Students Perform for Mayor

Students smile for a photo with the city's mayor at the end of a successful "sharing session".

At the end of the previous session, Malden MAP guitar students gathered online for their weekly “sharing session”. This time, however, the city’s mayor, Gary Christenson joined as well to hear the students.

Sharing sessions are an important part of the education at MAP Family Learning Center. By having students showcase what they have been working on on a regular basis, they are motivated as well as given another opportunity to reflect upon their progress.

We greatly appreciate the Malden mayor’s ongoing support of our students. He has heard some of these students since they first began guitar about five years ago. At the end of the session, Mr. Devin asked the mayor if he could say a few things to the kids. He encouraged the kids that they really inspire hope in the community, giving him a very positive answer to the question “What does the future hold?”

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Books and Strings Available at MAP!

Photo of books and guitar strings that are now available at our Malden location.

One thing that I heard from families was that they want to conveniently pick up strings, books, and other materials directly at our location. I know it can be frustrating to be asked to purchase these materials on your own, so I worked out a deal with Johnson String Instrument to provide us with the materials I (as the music teacher) recommend at our Malden, MAP location.

Now, with our first shipment in, you can purchase:

  • Guitar strings (1/2, 3/4, and full-size)
  • Guitar Books for Levels 3, 4, and 5 (Goodwin and Parkening)
  • Footstools

We offer everything at competitive prices that are lower than their suggested retail rate. We do this, because our main aim in providing the books is the added convenience for our families.

Also, just a reminder that we are still selling snacks and Chie’s greeting cards and small jewelry. Enjoy!